Wine is bottled in a variety of different sized bottles, the wine you and I purchase off the shelf in wine merchants, supermarkets and the like are the 750ml ‘standard’ size wine bottle, but there are many more different sizes available.
Bottled wine ranges from 187.5ml which is referred to as ‘Split’ and is typical 1 glass, all the way up to 15L which is referred to as ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ and is equal to twenty (yes 20!) bottles which is roughly 100 glasses of wine!
Obviously the larger bottles are not as common as the standard bottles but they are available for certain wines and champagnes, like the Moet and Chandon Nebuchadnezzar for example, currently just £1,200.00 per bottle!
What are the different bottle sizes?
Wine Bottle Sizes Chart
|Capacity||Name||Description||Amount of glasses|
|187.5ml||Split||Usually for single glasses of Champagne (referred to as Piccolo in Italian)||1|
|375ml||Half||Holds half a standard size bottle (referred to as ‘Demi’ in France)||2|
|750ml||Standard||Universal bottle size for most wines around the World||5|
|1.5L||Magnum||Double the standard bottle||10|
|3.0L||Double Magnum||Two Magnums or four standard bottles||20|
|4.5L||Jeroboam||Six standard bottles||30|
|6.0L||Imperial||Eight standard bottles or two Double Magnums||40|
|9.0L||Salmanazar||Twelve standard bottles||60|
|12.0L||Balthazar||Sixteen standard bottles or two Imperials||80|
|15.0L||Nebuchadnezzar||Twenty standard bottles||100|
About the Wine Bottle sizes names
Traditional the different sized wine bottles have been named after Biblical kings and historical figures, as shown below:
|Jeroboam||First King of The Kingdom|
|Balthazar||One of The Wise Men|
|Nebuchadnezzar||King of Babylon|
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